Why Not Directives to Issue Gazette Declaring Nazrul as 'National Poet': HC

 Kazi Nazrul Islam || Photo: Collected

Kazi Nazrul Islam || Photo: Collected

The High Court (HC) issued a rule asking why the directives won't be given to publish a gazette declaring poet Kazi Nazrul Islam as 'National Poet'.

An HC court bench comprising Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Ahmed Sohel came up with this rule in the primary hearing against a writ petition.

The cultural affairs secretary, Bangla academy director general, and Nazrul Institute executive director were asked to reply to the rule within four weeks.

Earlier on 22 June, 10 lawyers of the Supreme Court, including lawyer Md Asad Uddin, filed a writ petition with the HC seeking directives over declaring Kazi Nazrul Islam as the 'National Poet'.

In the hearing, lawyer Asad Uddin represented the writ while assistant attorney general Abul Kalam Khan stood for the state.

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